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Common Goldenrod

Solidago virgaurea

Plant Data

Order:
Asterales
Family:
Asteraceae (Daisy)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Yellow, 6-12 ray petals loosely arranged around yellow disc florets, in straight spikes.
Fruit:
A brown hairy achene, tipped with short white hairs.
Leaves:
Linear leaves which are occasionally slightly toothed.
Maximum Size:
70cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The leaves are edible when young and can be used to make tea.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Aaron's Rod, European Goldenrod, Sweet Goldenrod, Sweet-scented Goldenrod, Woundweed, Woundwort, Yellowweed.
Habitats:
Grassland, heathland, hedgerows, meadows, rocks, woodland.